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Release Train Engineer (m/f/d)

Release Train Engineer (m/f/d) (922659SGR) Zug, Schweiz

Release Train Engineer (m/f/d)  – Program Management / Medical / Design/ Scrum / SAFe

For our customer Roche Diagnostics International AG based in Rotkreuz we are looking for a highly qualified Release Train Engineer (m/f/d).

The RTE in Diagnostics Standards and Components Common Assets (DSC), and actively participate in the Execution Management Sub-Chapter (EMC). EMC is the organization, which is responsible for all team and program delivery, including processes, practices and ways of working in DSC. As a member of DSC, the RTE contributes to the definition and implementation of processes, practices and ways of working that ensure the teams, ARTs and DSC reach their highest sustainable performance.
He/She supports various DSC initiatives and DSC as a whole, for example, by participating and contributing in the EMS Community of Practice.
This role is a key leadership role in the team and the ART, and should coach, challenge and influence to ensure focus on delivery, value and relentless improvement within the teams, EMC and DSC.

He/She supports various DSC initiatives and EMC as a whole, for example by participating and contributing in various EMC communities of practice. As a servant leader in Roche and DSCs, living the Roche and DSC values and principles, helping both team(s) and EMC to grow, learn and develop, improving what we do every day through relentless improvement. As a member of EMC contributes to the definition and implementation of processes, practices and ways of working that ensure the teams, ARTs and EMC reach their highest sustainable performance.

The perfect candidate:
We are looking for a senior candidate who can handle senior stakeholders and is able to do stakeholder management on a very experienced level. The background should be diverse within the medical device industry, collecting experience as Release Train Engineer or Program Manager within several programs, projects or organizations. The ideal candidate needs to be able to deal with different stakeholders, difficult context and needs to be able to deal with conflict management and support people and the business in Change Management.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the ARTs progress towards commitments and goals
    • Remove impediments to delivery
    • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the Delivery Organisation (ART)
    • Lead and facilitate team efforts in relentless improvement to build a high-performing team.
    • Establish, Manage and facilitate the PI, Iteration and annual calendars for the Chapter, Sub-Chapter, in alignment with the DCA LT and all DCA RTEs
    • Operate within Lean Budgets, manage the budget of the ART
    • Hold the Product Manager and Product Owners accountable for aligning planned actions with the overall strategy.
    • Proactively ensure readiness for the PI Planning by fostering the preparation of Vision and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings, facilitate PI Planning events and summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency.
    • Be an advocate of the team’s point of view in co-creating ART, Capability and DSC ways of working.
    • Establish team dynamics, culture and mindset, which enables the team, the art and all team members to reach their potential.
    • Assist in tracking the execution of features and capabilities (see Metrics)
    • Actively facilitate periodic synchronisation meetings on the ART level
    • Actively facilitate feature and capability estimation
    • Actively facilitate the management of project risks and dependencies
    • Provide input on resourcing to the portfolio committee (budget) and the capabilities (FTEs) to address critical bottlenecks
    • Encourage collaboration between teams and between teams and the Program team
    • Improve the flow of value through value streams using the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps
    • Help drive the Lean User Experience (UX) innovation cycle
    • Report status to DCA LT and support related activities
    • Actively facilitate System Demos
    • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and Solution Train and help them improve.
    • Management of the stakeholders and internal and external partners regarding execution in collaboration with the PM

    Must Haves:
  • Min. Bachelor degree in Business, IT, Engineering or equivalent field (
    • Min. 2 - 4 years’ experience as Release Train Engineer OR 5 - 7 years Project and/or Program Management as a within the regulated environment
    • Diverse background and experience in different project environments, in programs or organizations working in the Medical Device industry
    • Experience with multiple (3+) Scrum teams in a single program
    • Experience Design Sprints and Design Thinking
    • Expert knowledge of Scrum and/or Kanban, Lean and one or more Agile scaling models (SAFe, LeSS, DAD)
    • Ability to coach multiple teams at the same time (operational coaching – no people management)
    • Excellent skills in English spoken and written
    • Proactive, self-driven, motivated, team player
    • Very good communication skills, presentation skills, conflict management skills


Reference Nr.: 922659SGR
Role:  Release Train Engineer
Industrie:  Pharma
Pensum: 100%
Start: 01.07.2023
Duration: 6++
Deadline: 30.05.2023

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ITech Consult is an ISO 9001:2015 certified Swiss company with offices in Germany and Ireland. ITech Consult specialises in the placement of highly qualified candidates for recruitment in the fields of IT, Life Science & Engineering.

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